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Posted: July 23, 2021


The Navajo Nation 

Office of the President and Vice President

July 22, 2021

27 new cases, 29,775 recoveries, and one more death related to COVID-19 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 27 new COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,368, which includes one delayed reported death. The report indicates that 29,775 individuals have recovered from COVID-19. 288,115 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The overall total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 31,268, including two delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

Chinle Service Unit: 5,680

  • Crownpoint Service Unit: 2,992
  • Ft. Defiance Service Unit: 3,709
  • Gallup Service Unit: 4,960
  • Kayenta Service Unit: 2,778
  • Shiprock Service Unit: 5,320
  • Tuba City Service Unit: 3,811
  • Winslow Service Unit: 1,999

* 19 residences with COVID-19 positive cases are not specific enough to place them accurately in a Service Unit.

On Thursday, the state of Arizona reported 1,174 new cases, Utah reported 815 new cases, and New Mexico reported 273 new cases. 

“Our public health experts have given us the knowledge, guidance, and resources to push back on COVID-19 and the Delta variants. Now, it’s in our hands to make the right decisions and to take precautions to keep ourselves safe. The Delta variant is the most dominant strain of the virus in the country and more cases are being reported here on the Navajo Nation. We have to remain strong, stay focused, and get fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We are in this together and our actions have consequences for others. Please continue to take safety measures and please wear a mask in public,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.

Health care facilities across the Navajo Nation continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines during drive-thru events or by appointment. If you would like to receive the vaccine, please contact your health care provider for more information for your Service Unit. 

“With the spread of the Delta variant, our health care workers and contact tracers are doing their best to prevent further spread of the virus. We must remain diligent and keep taking precautions to keep ourselves healthy. Please be safe and keep praying for our frontline workers and all of our people,” said Vice President Myron Lizer.

For more information, including helpful prevention tips, and resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the NavajoDepartment of Health’s COVID-19 website: For COVID-19 related questions and information, call (928) 871-7014. 

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